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lobotomynoun [C]

uk   /ləˈbɒt.ə.mi/  us   /-ˈbɑː.t̬ə-/ (UK also leucotomy)
a ​medicaloperation in which ​cuts are made in or near the ​frontpart of the ​brain, used in the past for the ​treatment of ​severementalproblems
(Definition of lobotomy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lobotomy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 脑白质切断手术,脑叶切除手术…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腦白質切斷手術,腦葉切除手術…
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